Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP
Senior Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director Center for Emergency Care Policy Research; Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Policy and Dissemination Core, NIDA Center of Excellence for Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV and HIV

Public Health Interests

Health Communication, Health Services Research, Substance Abuse



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Zachary F. Meisel, MD MPH MSHP is director of the Center for Emergency Care Policy Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Meisel is associate editor at Academic Emergency Medicine, the official journal for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He serves as the Patient Safety Officer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the primary hospital of Penn Medicine. Dr. Meisel’s research interests cover prescription drug overdose, guideline adherence, opioid use disorder, patient safety, emergency medical services, and patient centered comparative effectiveness research. He has a specific focus on using and testing persuasive narratives to promote evidence translation. Dr. Meisel studies ways to improve the translation of research evidence, particularly around prescription opioids. As part of this work, he directs the Policy and Dissemination core (based at LDI) for the NIDA-funded Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV. He is also the principal investigator and co-PI on multiyear grants from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the WT Grant Foundation, focused on the translation of evidence to providers and patients. He is also member of the executive committee for the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC). Dr. Meisel is also a medical journalist with expertise in dissemination translation of health services research results for audiences such as patients and policy makers.

Select Publications:

Gollust SE, Seymour J, Pany M, Goss A, Meisel ZF, Grande DT: Mutual Distrust:Perspectives from Researchers and Policymakers on the Research to Policy Gapin 2013 and Recommendations for the Future. INQUIRY: The Journal of HealthCare Organization, Provision, and Financing. Sage, April 2017.

Wightmana RS, Perrone J, Erowid F, Erowid E, Meisel ZF, Nelson LS: ComparativeAnalysis of Opioid Queries on Erowid.org: An Opportunity toAdvanceHarmReduction. Substance Use and Misuse Apr 2017.

Carpenter CR, Meisel ZF: Overcoming the Tower of Babel in Medical Science byFinding the "EQUATOR": Research Reporting Guidelines. Acad Emerg MedMay 2017.

Rising, KL, Hollander JE, Schaffer JT, Kline JA, Torres CA, Diercks DB, Jones R,Owen KP, Meisel ZF, Demers M, LeBlanc A, Shah ND, Inselman J, Herrin J,Montori VM, Hess EP: Effectiveness of a Decision Aid in Potentially VulnerablePatients: A Secondary Analysis of the Chest Pain Choice MulticenterRandomized Trial. Medical Decision Making May 2017.

Grande D, Meisel ZF, Merchant RM, Seymour J, Gollust SE: Twitter AccountsFollowed by Congressional Health Staff. Am J Manag Care 23(7): e238-e244,June 2017 Notes: Am J Manag Care. 2017;23(7):e238-e244.